Leagold Reports Infill Drilling Results from Bermejal Program
Vancouver, October 18, 2017 – Leagold Mining Corporation (TSX:LMC; OTCQX:LMCNF) (“Leagold” or the “Company”) is pleased to report additional infill drilling results from Bermejal Underground including 30.9 grams per tonne (“gpt”) over 3.0 metres, 5.3 gpt over 27.4 metres including 5.8 gpt over 11.8 metres and 4.1 gpt over 14.1 metres (all capped grades and true widths; see Table 1). These results are part of 26 holes being reported from the infill and step-out exploration program at the Bermejal Underground deposit at the Los Filos Mine, following 40 holes reported on July 13, 2017 and August 31, 2017. All of the drilling results up to August 31, 2017 were incorporated in an interim resource estimate that was reported October 16, 2017. The drill holes reported in this news release, and the results from the continuing program, will be incorporated in an updated resource estimate to be reported at the end of 2017. To date 66 holes have been reported, 13 are in progress and 7 are in the process of sampling or assaying. Over 38,581 metres (69%) of the 56,000 metre Bermejal Underground program have been completed.
Neil Woodyer, CEO stated: “The drilling program has been very successful in adding mineral resources, as demonstrated by the significant increase in the interim Measured and Indicated Resources and additional Inferred Resources reported on October 16. Our drilling program is continuing with 13 active drill rigs and 41 additional holes to be completed by year end. The exploration program at Bermejal is exceeding our expectations.”
Bermejal Underground is at the northern end of a large intrusive body which has a total circumference of at least 15 kilometres providing extensive additional areas for further exploration. The area being drilled as the Bermejal Underground mineralization extends approximately 1,600 metres along the strike of the intrusive contact and has a vertical depth extent of over 800 metres (Figure 1). The drilling shows consistent oxide mineralization at carbonate/intrusive contacts either along the intrusive contact or below the intersection between the sill and the Bermejal intrusive contact (a “sub-sill” deposit).
All of the holes reported in this news release intersected iron-oxide skarn mineralization as targeted and five holes were below a 3 gpt over 3 metres diluted minimum true width threshold.
Table 1: Drilling Program Highlights for Bermejal Underground Deposit
|Sector||Hole ID||Zone||Skarn Type||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||True Width (m)||Grade (g/t Au)||Capped (g/t Au)|
NOTES: Intervals in bold are mentioned in the text of the news release
All intercepts are over 3 gpt when diluted to a minimum true width of 3 metres. Drill holes BU-32A-17, BU-45-17, BU-47-17, BU-57-17, BU-65-17 all intercepted mineralization but dilute below 3 gpt after diluting to 3 metres
UC = Upper Contact of Sill; LC = Lower Contact of Sill; Sill = Oxide within Sill; UI = Intrusive Contact above Junction with Sill; LI = Intrusive Contact below Junction with Sill
Individual assays within the intercepts were capped using 40 gpt limit
Figure 1: Plan View Map of Bermejal Area Showing Geology, Drill Holes Reported and Outline of Bermejal Underground Resource at 1,175 metres elevation
Doug Reddy, P.Geo, Leagold’s Senior Vice President – Technical Services, is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release on behalf of Leagold.
Los Filos Mine employs industry standard drilling and sampling procedures. All exploration samples are sent to an ALS Global facility in Guadalajara for preparation and Vancouver for analyses by fire assay and ICP. A full quality control and assurance program and protocols are in place and are aligned with best practices including regular insertion of certified reference standards, blanks, and duplicates.
About Leagold Mining Corporation
Leagold is building a new mid-tier gold producer with a focus on opportunities in Latin America. Leagold is based in Vancouver, Canada and is listed on the TSX under the trading symbol “LMC” and trades on the OTCQX market as “LMCNF”. The recent acquisition of the Los Filos Mine, a low-cost gold producer in Mexico, provides an excellent platform for growth.
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Meghan Brown, VP – Investor Relations
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